The Daily Beast has a fascinating interview up with America's former Sweethearts Spencer and Heidi Pratt from The Hills. Turns out they're living in Santa Barbara 'cause it's all they can afford and eating tacos every day. It's a lot of what you'd expect:
'“We never had any!” said Spencer in response to the money question. Meaning, it went out as quickly as it came in. Spencer estimated they spent $2 million on Heidi’s ill-fated pop-music career, hiring writers, producers, and engineers who worked with Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Lady Gaga. There were lots of clothes, too. “I probably spent a million dollars on suits and fancy clothes,” Spencer said. “My whole million-dollar wardrobe—I would never wear that again. They’re props. Everything we were doing, we were buying props. I bought a big blue monster truck just to drive it on The Hills for an episode. Never drove it again.”'
and a lot of what you wouldn't expect:
'Spencer, soon to turn 28, is more at sea. He applied for a job as a reality TV agent and was told he would “polarize the talent;” he’s toyed with going back to USC to finish his political science degree, but, “What real job—what political world—would want Spencer Pratt, with the stigma I’ve attached to my name?” Still, he would basically do anything for money: “If they called me right now and said, ‘We want you to be on Jersey Shore and be a bully, and we’ll bring your paycheck back,’ I’d say, ‘Get me on a plane to Italy.’ ”'
Actually no, that feels pretty expected too. I think I'm going to start using "Get me on a plane to Italy." in all my conversations. I might start answering the phone that way. What's that song? "I want to live like common people, I want to do whatever common people do"? Well, welcome to tacos, paying rent and trying to find a job like the rest of us, Speidi.